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Seattle weekly crime report: Assault rises, robbery drops

Seattle weekly crime report: Assault rises, robbery drops
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By Hoodline - Published on January 31, 2019.

Crime incidents in Seattle saw an overall slight increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 2,567 for the week of January 21, up from 2,469 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were assault and theft. Assault rose to 142 incidents last week, from 117 the week before. Theft went from 379 to 387.

There were 187 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of robbery went from 36 to 33.

There were 1,743 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 67 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 25 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 22 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Pioneer Square, and Capitol Hill had the most reported incidents and the largest increase from last week.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays witnessed the most crime incidents and had the largest increase from last week, while incidents on Mondays went down. Late night, early morning and evening saw the most crime last week.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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